Nationwide Sports Pub Aims to Raise $175,000 for the Folds of Honor
TEMPE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#foldsofhonor–Leading up to Veteran’s Day, Budweiser and Tilted
Kilt Pub & Eatery are kicking off their sixth annual military
fundraising program, “Toast
to Heroes,” from September 19 to November 11. The fundraiser is
designed to raise money for the Folds
of Honor, which provides educational scholarships to family members
and dependents of fallen or injured soldiers.
For an eight week period, Tilted Kilt guests are given an opportunity to
purchase $1, $5 or $10 paper dog tags to be personally customized and
displayed on the pub walls. Additionally, guests are encouraged to snap
a photo of themselves raising a glass to our veterans and texting the
word ‘TOAST’ to 444-999 for a chance to win a flight on a fighter jet.
Last year, Tilted Kilt independently raised $136,000. With
Anheuser-Busch contributing an additional $10,000, the initiative
generated more than $140,000 to be donated to the foundation,
increasing the previous year’s donation by $25,000.
With more than 95 pubs open across the United States and Canada, and a
strengthened partnership with Anheuser-Busch and the Folds of Honor,
Tilted Kilt has set its donation goal even higher for 2016—aiming to
contribute $175,000. Military families are hit hard with both an
emotional and financial burden when there is a fallen or injured service
member and the “Toast to Heroes” fundraiser helps ease the pain by truly
making a difference in families nationwide.
“We’re thrilled to be launching our sixth annual campaign and give back
to the service men and women and their families who have sacrificed so
much for our country,” stated Ron Lynch, President of Tilted Kilt.
“Every year this fundraiser gives our pubs and guests a way to unite and
support a cause we all deeply care about. Folds of Honor is a remarkable
organization and we look forward to the results yielded by this year’s
Of the one million-plus dependents adversely affected by deployments to
Iraq and Afghanistan, nearly nine out of 10 do not qualify for federal
scholarship assistance. Folds of Honor seeks to meet this need by
providing education scholarships to the military families of those who
have been killed or disabled while in active duty. As stories of fallen
and injured soldiers continue to make headlines, this opportunity allows
for pubs and guests to give back to the men and women who continue to
serve our country while dining at Tilted Kilt. Since its founding in
2007, Folds of Honor has awarded more than 10,000 scholarships,
including more than 2,500 in 2015 alone.
The “Toast to Heroes” fundraiser is active from September 19 through
November 11. For more information, visit www.tiltedkilt.com/foldsofhonor.
To locate your nearest Tilted Kilt, visit www.tiltedkilt.com.
About Tilted Kilt
Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery, known as “The Best Looking Sports Pub You’ve
Ever Seen,” has 95+ units in operation throughout the U.S. and Canada,
with additional 20 pubs in various stages of development. Tilted Kilt is
uniquely different than other sports bars because of its fun pub
experience. The pubs feature dozens of large, HDTVs and big screens to
show all the hottest sporting events. Every Pub has 30+ draught and
bottled beers along with excellent tasting, high quality menu items
served to you by the World Famous Kilt Girls ®. The Tilted Kilt Girls
and Guys are inviting and represent the comfortable atmosphere while
simultaneously demonstrating a high level of service in the industry.
The brand’s slogan “A Cold Beer Never Looked So Good ®” personifies the
Fun, Food, Spirits and Sports that the Tilted Kilt is well-known for
bringing to pub guests in both the United States and Canada.
About the Folds of Honor
The Folds of Honor is a non-profit organization that provides
post-secondary educational scholarships for children and spouses of
military service men and women killed or disabled while serving our
great nation. Folds of Honor salutes the sacrifice of fallen and
disabled service members by ensuring their families are not left behind.
They seek to brighten their futures and help them achieve their dreams.
Through scholarships and other assistance, they provide healing and hope
to these families and seek to rally the nation in support of those who
have served and sacrificed for our country. For more information on the
Folds of Honor Foundation, visit www.foldsofhonor.org.
Toni Lewin, (847) 945-1300